Remember that his visit to a Texas oil-rig makes it an “official” trip. He’s whining about Fox News coverage, among other things. His fundraising shtick will have the usual things, although there likely will be some idiocy leaking from the event. Today’s meme is that “Democrats will abolish the suburbs”.
The Economist’s polling model continues to find converging data:
Meanwhile Trump just gazes at television.
The motorcade pulled into Double Eagle Energy’s Rig 43 at 1513 after a drive back on I-20, but past the airport, about 10 miles east of Midland. Groups of onlookers along parts of the route, holding up cell phones as the line of SUVs and vans passed, but not as many as on the drive earlier.
There are two tall derricks at the site. An enormous US flag is flying from one crane; a nearly as big Texas flag from another.
We are in a dirt lot surrounded by trucks. The president climbed up on a stage at 1516. He stood for some photos, not more than a minute, then got back in the motorcade. It drove a few hundred feet to a tent where he is to give remarks.
Apparently standing on the platform for those seconds was the entirety of the “tour” he is going to take here.
Pool walked over under the direction of staff. There is Trump rally music playing. Elton John. There are a few hundred gathered in the tent standing in front of small white folding chairs.
The remarks should start momentarily.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 29, 2020
Like millions who aren’t dead from COVID19 Portland would have been burnt to the ground. We will see more Trump counterfactuals as we approach November.
Ã¢ÂÂ Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) July 29, 2020
Like Trump says, we should remember 2016:
Ã¢ÂÂ Quartz (@qz) July 29, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Peter W. Singer (@peterwsinger) July 29, 2020
Accordion hands again:
Ã¢ÂÂ MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 29, 2020
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 29, 2020
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) July 29, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Gregg Smith Ã°ÂÂÂºÃ°ÂÂÂ¸ (@10milesbadroad) July 29, 2020